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I have good friends out of state that recently built two computers. Both builds are nearly identical, with the exception of the video cards. His PC has had no problems, and they recently renovated thier den where the PC's sit. After hooking hers back up, she's experiencing random freezing and "Unknown CPU!" errors on her ASUS board.
What's interesting is, I've already replaced the motherboard once and her PC was fine, but now she gets random crashing in games and just in Windows, alone. At this point I'm going to rule out that the motherboard is bad, but at the same time I'm left grasping at straws as to what else might be failing. Worse, our geographic location to each other doesn't merit a road trip (gas prices nonwithstanding) and I'm... nervous... asking either of them to swap out parts from either box.
So my question is, I want to first test her power supply. Is there any sure-fire way to test a power supply? I've already tested the RAM myself when they had problems with her PC in the first place (pre-motherboard replacement), so I think the next step will be the power supply, and then a CPU replacement... but you can see my prediciment...